Definitions for vespidˈvɛs pɪd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of numerous nest-building wasps of the family Vespidae, including the yellowjackets, hornets, and mason wasps.
(adj.)belonging or pertaining to the family Vespidae.
Origin of vespid:
1895–1900; < NL Vespidae
vespid, vespid wasp(noun)
mostly social nest-building wasps
Any social insect of the family Vespidae including wasps and hornets
Characteristic of the wasp family Vespidae; wasplike